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NRL Tipping: Finals week 1 - see what the experts are saying

The finals have arrived and while the number of games has decreased, the battle to find a winner remains as tough as ever.

A pair of elimination finals and two qualifying finals get the finals ball rolling, but three of the four matches have seen one side installed as a warm favourite.

Support for the Storm to beat the Eels was unanimous, while the Raiders and Rabbitohs are extremely popular.

Even the showdown between the minor premier Panthers and two-time defending champion Roosters ended with a clear-cut choice.

Andrew Johns looks ahead to the first week of finals

It's time to get your tips in - enter them now to make sure you don't miss out.

If you need help on how each team is travelling, Jamie Soward's Power Rankings is the best place to go for an accurate gauge on who's travelling well and who's doing not so well.

Here are the expert panel's predictions for this round.

On the tipping leaderboard, Ladies Who League founder Mary Konstantopoulos stood up where others faltered last weekend. She scored five while NRL Teams host Zac Bailey and NRL Fantasy mystery man Lone Scout floundered.

This competition is there for the taking now, Mary. No pressure.

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